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Standard User infra_red
(member) Sun 25-Sep-11 17:00:42
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Powerline adapter question


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Hi

On my consumer unit I have 3 separate switches for sockets wihtin my house - suggesting that they are on 3 individual loops.

Am I correct in thinking that powerline adapters will only work if they are on the same loop?
Standard User soapysoutar
(learned) Sun 25-Sep-11 18:18:20
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I have seperate switches in my switch box for the upstairs and downstairs sockets, but my homeplug adaptors work perfectly fine between upstairs and down.
Standard User infra_red
(member) Mon 26-Sep-11 11:53:52
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Thanks that's good to know.


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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 29-Sep-11 19:10:04
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if they're all your side of a single meter then there's a common point for them to connect through.

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Standard User mistral
(experienced) Thu 06-Oct-11 23:47:43
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Hi

On my consumer unit I have 3 separate switches for sockets wihtin my house - suggesting that they are on 3 individual loops.

Am I correct in thinking that powerline adapters will only work if they are on the same loop?


They work better on the same loop. They start to loose speed when you go across fuse's and such things. You can even get them to work past the meter sometimes.

However they can also stop if you turn the washing machine on smile
Use a drilling machine / vacum cleaner. Stuff with electric motors normally causes the noise to kill the signal. Something that can help with a problem device is to install a really long extension on it (eg a vacum cleaner). Just like long adsl lines. It can kill the signal (in this case interference)

Or the worst I have seen a cheap ebay replacement laptop power supply. I could either charge the battery or use the net connection!!!

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